"Rachel_Suns Costa Blanca Page" Top 5 Page for this destination Comunidad Valenciana by rachel_sun

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I went to Spain,Costa Blanca in 97 and i liked it so much,i decided to go back.Costa Blanca has hundreds of miles of coastline and beautiful beaches.Some are busy and built up and some are almost private and tranquil.The av temp from May-Oct is around 26-29.The evening are warm.
Inland there are country roads that climb hillsides to pictersque villages that have not changed for years.This is the real Spain.Benidorm is very built up and busy,where Calpe,Javea and Moraira are alot more quiet and natural and unspoilt.More tasteful. The north coast is my favourite area.Moraira is a small town and has only a handful of small hotels.The area has mainly villas.There is a beautiful beach,great shops,bars,restuarants.The weather is perfect,the people are friendly and the food and wine are delicious.This place is quite classy.All these things put together make Moraira my favourite Spanish town.I love the Costa Blanca....


My dream has come true and im now a proud owner of a property in sunny North Costa Blanca.A year and a half ago i travelled the length of the Blanca to search for an ideal holiday home and future retirement home.I looked down South and found it too expensive and North was too.Then as i was looking at the top of Blanca i found a town called Denia.It is a very up and coming area with a beautiful seafront and a large port and a great selection of bars , shops and restaurants.I was driving along the beach road to Oliva and saw a sign advertising houses.

My Dream

I ended up buying a bungalow near Denia near the beach.This area of Spain is said to be the most fertile of Spain.There are orchards of orange groves and beautiful coastlines surrounded by mountains.It has a great climate and people can even use the beach in December as temps can be as high as 20c.
Ive also been to the Costa Del Sol to Fuengirola.It was my first ever trip to Spain.I liked the Costa Del Sol alot and it had fabulous scenery slightly inland.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fantastic scenery,weather,food,culture,beaches,people
  • Cons:Not living there full time and petty crime
  • In a nutshell:Why goto Caribbean when you have Spain?
  • Last visit to Comunidad Valenciana: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Aug 9, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Cafe Opera is fantastic! Go there and have a long meal and enjoy the wonderful food and atmosphere! 5 Stars!

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    Oct 20, 2006 at 6:43 AM

    I hope you make it here one day, Rachel. New York is waiting for you.

  • Aug 22, 2006 at 5:50 AM

    We have just returned from a couple of weeks on Almadrava beach. Had a fantastic time and ate often at Arizona. Great food and friendly staff. Ask for Roberto. Try the clams, Musells al vapour (tapas), Arroz Abanda and Paella.

  • Oct 21, 2005 at 10:13 PM

    Hi Rachel, Glad you enjoyed your birthday! Hubby looks good @Villa Moraira. Have a good w/end!

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    Sep 30, 2005 at 10:16 AM

    Hi Rachel, very usefull local customs tips, thanks for sharing

  • rachel_sun's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2005 at 1:43 AM

    great page ;-)

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 5:57 PM

    I can see why you loved this place in the sun! useful to know the local customs too. :D thanks for sharing

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2005 at 7:55 AM

    Great tips! I have just returned from a week visiting my parents in Albir, right next door to Altea. I have just added Benidorm pages at the moment. Albir next!

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    Jan 4, 2005 at 11:13 AM

    HIya,Happy New Year to you, too. Let's hope there are no more 'little pests' online this year:-)

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    Dec 4, 2004 at 5:43 PM

    Rachel you are lucky living in the UK, you can get to Spain very easily. I loved Madrid and Andalucia. Next time hoping to go north and east :-) Cheers from brrrr Labrador Canada!


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